Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has signed with a prominent speakers agency and will hit the paid speech circuit in his post-Trump administration life.
Spicer, who resigned his post in July and officially left the White House on Aug. 31., signed with Worldwide Speakers Group, Politico reports. The speaking firm has pitched him as a draw to potential customers because of his "candor" and "wit."
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Other Worldwide Speakers Group paid roster members include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren, and former Obama administration spokesman Jen Psaki:
"Audiences around the world will benefit from the same candor, wit and insight that Spicer brought to the White House briefing room," Worldwide Speakers Group writes about Spicer in its pitch to potential customers, an early copy of which was reviewed by POLITICO.
But at his first briefing in January, Spicer falsely claimed the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration was bigger than President Barack Obama’s crowd eight years earlier, despite photographic evidence to the contrary – and then refused to take questions from reporters. In July, CNN preemptively said it would not hire Spicer, citing credibility issues related to that and other false statements made from the podium.
His first speaking appearance, according to two people who spoke with Politico, will be on Sept. 11 in New York City at investment bank Rodman & Renshaw's annual conference.
Spicer is also pitching a book proposal, according to the report, which could make him the first administration official to deliver an insider's account of President Donald Trump's tumultuous tenure to date.
Spicer became one of the Trump administration's most well-known figures during his brief run as press secretary, often engaging in contentious interactions with the media during televised press briefings.
He was replaced by Sarah Huckabee Sanders in July after stepping down in protest of the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.